RENOVATE PART 1
CHECK THE FOUNDATION
Advice about personal growth often focuses on changing problematic behaviors or emotions. But what if the driving force behind how we act and feel is something different?
RENOVATE PART 2
ASSESS FOR DAMAGE
It may sound strange to us that the apostle Paul wrote about living in our “flesh.” What is that all about? Paul was referring to the antagonist that lives inside us that wants its own way—even when its own way is unhealthy.
RENOVATE PART 3
REVIEW THE RECORDS
Culture confuses truth with facts. Truth is based on facts, but it’s more than that. It cannot be changed, but it can change us and free us from the lies we often believe.
RENOVATE PART 4
CALL A PROFESSIONAL
We spend money on books, counselors, doctors, and conferences trying to fix ourselves. How do we solve the problem of knowing what we should do and not being able to do it?
RENOVATE PART 5
DRAW UP THE PLAN
We spend much of our lives creating labels for ourselves in an effort to define who we are. What if God created you with an altogether different identity in mind?
RENOVATE PART 6
Why do we have to suffer and go through trials? Even if suffering is necessary for some people, why do Christians have to experience it? Why does it feel like non-Christians get free passes to avoid suffering?
RENOVATE PART 7
TAKING OUT THE TRASH
We’re all familiar with the word “forgiveness.” We like forgiveness when we receive it from others. Alternatively, when we are the ones forgiving, it makes us uncomfortable . . . maybe even depressed, resentful, or sick.
RENOVATE PART 8
HARD HATS ON
What does it look like to live the Christian life day to day? It’s rare that anyone explains it to us. More often, we’re taught theology or doctrine but given no advice about how to apply what we’ve learned.